One town has completely banned clown costumes this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and while you may feel tons of excitement over planning out your costume this year, one town is starting the Halloween season off with a costume ban. Following the creepy clown phenomenon that’s taken over the country over the last few weeks, the Mississippi town of Kemper County won’t be allowing any clown costumes in their Halloween festivities.

The town’s board of supervisors unanimously agreed on the ban this week.

From now until November 1st, reports Teen Vogue, it will be "unlawful for any person of any age to appear in public in Kemper County in a clown costume, clown mask or clown makeup," according to the Kemper County Messenger.


Sheriff James Moore submitted the proposal himself when he started worrying about how the nation’s problems with creepy clowns could impact the town’s safety on Halloween night. And in order to ensure that the safety of trick-or-treaters and Halloween enthusiasts comes first, local residents agree that the ban is for the best.

And with stores like Target announcing their decision to stop selling clown costumes, these smaller actions can hopefully help stop the creepy clown phenomenon that has been at the center of recent strange acts of violence. For the safety of everyone — whether you like clowns or not — the creepy clown craze has got to be stopped.

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